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Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life By Jonathan Van Ness Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063082267
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Published: HarperOne - April 12th, 2022

If you've seen Queer eye, or need a seratonin boost, you know that JVN will provide! Their collection of essays on many topics is insightful, thoughtful, and funny. -Libby

 Minneapolis


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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Puffin Classics) By Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell (Introduction by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780141321073
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Published: Puffin Books - June 19th, 2008

I will ALWAYS recommend this book forever and ever. It shows how being curious in our everyday life can lead to adventures that grow us in ways we wouldn't expect. Plz read. -Nick

Burnsville


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The Wise Man's Fear By Patrick Rothfuss Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780756407124
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Published: DAW - March 6th, 2012

The second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles, The Wise Man's Fear, is incredible. I also recommend the first book, The Name of the Wind. Unbelievably well-written. -Alex

 Eden Prairie


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Exhalation By Ted Chiang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101972083
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Unique, surprising, beautiful, creative speculative sci fi that grabs you and drags you to new thoughts and places. -Sarah

 Madison, WI


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11/22/63: A Novel By Stephen King Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781451627299
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Published: Gallery Books - July 24th, 2012

Whenever asked for a book rec, I think of 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Enjoy! -Kim

Little Falls


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Infinity: Chronicles of Nick By Sherrilyn Kenyon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780312603045
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 22nd, 2011

Anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon is so great, especially her teen fiction series The Chronicles of Nick. -Dez

Hopkins


How to Find Love in a Bookshop: A Novel By Veronica Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735223509
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Published: Penguin Books - July 10th, 2018

British, oddly relevant, and bookish! - Sarah

Minneapolis 


The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World By Patrik Svensson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062968821
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Published: Ecco - April 13th, 2021

An incredible memior/science combo. Super interesting and a beautiful story of parenthood. - Maggie

St. Louis Park


The Alice Network: A Novel By Kate Quinn Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062654199
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 6th, 2017

A WWI and WWII book of female spies and escapades. - Sydney

Minneapolis 


The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

A group of wild animals who everyone thinks is bad but... they're the good guys! - Forrest (Age 6)

Hopkins 


The Hunting Wives By May Cobb Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593101148
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Published: Berkley - February 22nd, 2022

If you're in a book funk this book is great for that. A fun thriller with twists! -Cate

Minnetonka

 


Payback's a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) By Lana Harper Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336069
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

If you want a great queer rec! 5 stars! - Cate

Minnetonka


I'll Give You the Sun By Jandy Nelson Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Dial Books - October 27th, 2015

Amazing story about twins Jude and Noah, with lots of secrets bewteen them that change their relationship. -Makenna

Hopkins


Only When It's Us By Chloe Liese Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9798985661309
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Published: Chloe Liese - April 1st, 2020

The first in a great set of 5 (eventually 7!) romance novels that follow a west coast, Swedish American family. Lots of great representation for people with neurodiversity and different abilities. And very swoony, beautiful tales to boot! - Mary

Minnetonka


I Know This Much Is True: A Novel By Wally Lamb Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061469084
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 8th, 2008

Still sticks with me to this day. Two brothers, mental illness, and generational disparities. - Jess

Maple Grove


A Man Called Ove: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

A must read for everyone! A somber, feel good book based in Scandinavia. We all have aches and pains but can still love<3 - Talia

Plymouth


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Under the Whispering Door By TJ Klune Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250217349
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Published: Tor Books - September 21st, 2021

This book and The House in the Cerulean Sea. They're both uplifting, remind you that everything will be okay, and that people can change. You'll be hooked by page 3! - Melissa

 Burnsville


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Know My Name: A Memoir By Chanel Miller Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

A powerful story about the justice system and SA survivors. She is such an incredible writer. - Eden


Our Chemical Hearts By Krystal Sutherland Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399546570
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Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

-Geanessa

Crystal


Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

- Ciboneg

Crystal


The Museum of Modern Love By Heather Rose Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616208523
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 27th, 2018

- Amelia

 Franklin, WI


The Chestnut Man: A Novel By Soren Sveistrup Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062895370
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 8th, 2020

- Amelia

 Franklin, WI


One, None and a Hundred Thousand By Luigi Pirandello, Samuel Putnam (Translator) Cover Image
By Luigi Pirandello, Samuel Putnam (Translator)
$11.26
ISBN: 9781946774743
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Published: Quick Time Press - November 29th, 2019

- Amelia

 Franklin, WI


Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition By Paulo Freire, Donaldo Macedo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paulo Freire, Donaldo Macedo (Foreword by)
$29.84
ISBN: 9781501314131
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - March 22nd, 2018

- Amelia

Franklin, WI


Stupid Fast By Geoff Herbach Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781402256301
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - June 1st, 2011

A Minnesota author! - Anonymous 

(Fun fact: Geoff was my advisor in college! -Jordyn)


The Annie Year By Stephanie Wilbur Ash Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781939419965
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Published: Unnamed Press - October 11th, 2016

A Minnesota author! - Anonymous


Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Charles Yu Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307948472
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

A clever blend of novel and screenplay. A quick read. It might be the only 2nd person POV novel I've ever read. - Lee

 Minneapolis


Piranesi By Susanna Clarke Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

A short novel about the titular character who lives in an endless house. Clear, crisp prose exploring the nature of memory, perception, and history. -Lee

 Minneapolis


The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce By Angie Manfredi (Editor) Cover Image
By Angie Manfredi (Editor)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419747007
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - May 18th, 2021

A collection of art centering, queer authors and authors of color. - Ly

Hopkins


Goliath: A Novel By Tochi Onyebuchi Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250782953
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Published: Tordotcom - January 25th, 2022

Climate, racial, and social justice all set in the not too distant future. Builds a large world and the payoff will leave you thinking about your role in your community. - Edwin

 Minnetonka


Winter's Orbit By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250758842
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Published: Tor Books - December 28th, 2021

MLM, arranged marriage romance IN SPACE! Very heartfelt and funny with A+ world building. - Emily

Minnetonka


One True Loves: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476776903
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Published: Washington Square Press - June 7th, 2016

A woman is with her fiance when her husband, who has been missing for over 3 years, calls to tell her he's been rescued and is alive. - Kristen

Minneapolis


It Ends with Us: A Novel By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501110368
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Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2016

A romance story with an emotional recounting of domestic violence - Delaney

Hopkins


Home Body By Rupi Kaur Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449486808
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 17th, 2020

Thoughtful phrases and thoughtful drawings - Zuitt

Plymouth


Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir By T Kira Madden Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635574760
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

A very non-cohesive memoir that highlights a young woman's struggle with family and identity - Mariah

Wisconsin


One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

Want total queer joy where nobody dies? Time travel meets the 70s meets NYC? This book is for you. - Ren

Hopkins


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The Sentence By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

It was a fascinating walk through our recent "shared" history. - Maria

Minnetonka


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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

This book will completely capture your heart and you will think about the characters forever. - Emma

Denver, CO


Local Woman Missing By Mary Kubica Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311669
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Published: Park Row - November 2nd, 2021

If you need a psychological thriller with many plot twists and surprises... read this! - Amy

Denver, CO


Shatter Me Series 6-Book Box Set: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me, Restore Me, Defy Me, Imagine Me By Tahereh Mafi Cover Image
$72.94
ISBN: 9780063111356
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Published: HarperCollins - October 19th, 2021

Thrill, romance, plot twists, amazing! - Karly

Eau Claire, WI


The Overstory: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

I learned so much about trees and the way they communicate! They're even more miraculous than they've ever been! I loved it! - Gabrielle

Golden Valley, MN

 


The Good Braider By Terry Farish Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781477816288
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Published: Skyscape - May 27th, 2014

Novel in verse (LOVE!) about a girl and her family moving from Sudan to Cairo to Maine to escape war. The main charcter tries to adjust to life in the U.S and navigate her relationship with her mom. - Laurelle

Minnetonka


Love & Gelato By Jenna Evans Welch Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481432559
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

A cute, quick read about a girl who has to move to Italy and figure herself out. (I saw the preview for the new movie based on the book and it looks terrible.) - Jenna

Mankato, MN